Story-telling with underprivileged children

The newest acting sensation in town, Asim Battal, during the week spent an afternoon with underprivileged students at Fixit School here. The talented actor entertained the kids with his exceptional storytelling skills. He also made the children sing along to nursery rhymes and poems to keep the session interactive and lively.
Fixit, a non-profit organization believes that the common man himself has the solution to many of his problems. Fixit wants the man on the street to realize his rights, power and potential, and believes that empowering them is the greatest service and contribution to society.
The children were thrilled with Battal’s company and his eccentric style of storytelling, and played along with the actor throughout. Battal’s thoughtful gesture and entertaining personality went down well with all the attendees of the session. There was no doubt that the theatre and TV actor knew how to woo his young audience and keep them amused with his talent.

Menstrual cycleis not a disease

Even in this era of fast growing use of technology and flow of information, in many families start of menstruation cycle at young age is considered an ailment. Girls are made shy to talk about this condition depriving them to get correct knowledge. Such scenario encourages girls to get information from non-reliable sources resulting in use of unhygienic stuff which increase chances of vaginal infections.
To impart correct knowledge about menstrual cycle and respond queries of young girls and women, an awareness seminar on Girls Hidden Health Issues was hosted at the Lincoln Corner of Liaquat Memorial Library by Kuch Badlain Foundation under its theme Red Talks – Break the Taboo here in Karachi. It was largely attended by college, university students, housewives and working women.
Menstruation is considered in many families a taboo topic which cannot be discussed or mentioned as any other health topic. Women have important role in the society. They are playing their vital role in economic activities too. We have started this series to educate school and college girls to manage their menstruation cycle more hygienically and productively, told Komal Siddiqui, Founder of Kuch Badlain Foundation.
Speakers also highlighted this topic in the light of medical and religious perspectives and said that menstruation was the natural phenomena and girls shouldn’t feel shy to share problems with their mothers. Participation certificates and shields were also distributed among the participants during this seminar.

“Chalo Phir Se School”

The executive committee of Alumni Association and Management of Habib Public School jointly organized the first Habibians Convention at Habib Public School Karachi during the week in which Rear Admiral (Retd) Syed Ahmed Baqar HI(M) was the Chief Guest and CEO, Bank Al Habib, Qumail R. Habib was the guest of honour in which 1961 to 1980 badge outstanding peoples were given awards. The other notable Habibians who attended and received their award were PTI Leader, Shamim Haider Naqvi, Federal Secretary Commerce Younus Dhaga, Air Commodore Shahid Baqar, Ayaz Mehmood, Shohaib Mohammed, Safdar Abbas and others. The Chief Guest emphasized and admired the role of teachers of the School and paid tributes to some of their teachers including Ms. Syed Khurshid Haider Zaidi, Saleem Raza, Iftikhar Ahmed, M.B.Ahmed, Mohammed Anas, Mrs Qasim Ali and Mrs Jafri.

Woman appeals govt to bring back son jailed in India

A woman, Zubaida Khanum, has appealed the federal government to make efforts for the release of her son, who is in a jail in India for the last 13 years under ‘fake cases’.
Talking to media in Karachi, Khanum said that her son Muhammad Fahad went to India in 2006 to meet his grandmother and was arrested and booked by the Indian police under fake charges.
“Despite the fact that charges against my son, including terrorism, have been dismissed by the Indian courts from time to time, the Pakistan government has never taken serious steps to bring him back,” the woman lamented, adding that her son is now facing only one case but the police officer who registered the case is not appearing before the court because of which his unlawful imprisonment is prolonging in India.
The emotional mother once again appealed to the federal government stating that it has been 13 years and she wants to meet her son. “It has been too long, I want to see him now.”

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